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I need plow recommendation for 2009 F150

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by thomasgulyas, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. thomasgulyas

    thomasgulyas Junior Member
    from 21811
    Messages: 6

    Good Evening everyone!

    I need some plow manufacturer recommendations for my 2009 F150. I have a 4x4, SuperCrew, 5.4L. Great truck and I want to be able to keep my small commercial property cleared, as well as, my own driveway and mom's driveway.

    I'm NOT looking to clear WalMart parking lots or the local mall. :)

    I know some of you have had similar setups for non commercial work and I was looking to the expertise of the list to help me.

    Thanks and I'll be sticking close by to see your responses.

    Have a great evening.

    Thom
    Berlin, Maryland
     
  2. PlowingPreacher

    PlowingPreacher Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    You will want a plow with a local dealer close by for parts and service when you brake down. I have a Western and I love it. Lots of guys around my area run Boss. But most important is being able to get parts relatively close by.
     
  3. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    PlowingPreacher is correct. Dealer support is the most important thing before choosing a brand. That being said, go to the top of the page and click on any of the manufacturer's icons. They all have "plow selectors" so you can put your truck's information in and it will suggest a proper plow for you. That being said, Snoway doesn't have one up there, but if you Google it and check their website, they make a very good plow for a half-ton truck.
     
  4. RUJusten

    RUJusten Member
    from VA
    Messages: 47

    I love my Western, but I do commercial lots and have 2 dealers nearby for parts. The thing I found when pricing out most plows (Myers, snow dogg, western, fisher) the prices were all pretty close to each other....it's not like one was a couple thousand cheaper (at least the models I was looking at). Good luck!
     
  5. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    Snowdogg IS considerably cheaper than the other manufacturer's models. It's also stainless so it will never rust of need paint and will look new a lot longer. OP, you may want to check out Ssnowdogg's MD 75 or MD 80. I'm sure both would fit the application for your truck. I love mine, and got it for about 3K cheaper than the comparable Boss or Western set-ups.
     
  6. thomasgulyas

    thomasgulyas Junior Member
    from 21811
    Messages: 6

    Thank you for all of the replies so far. It seems from all of you that for what I need to do, cost really is not that big a factor since the devices are all grouped close. Maintenance and service seem to play the larger part in all of this so when things go wrong, and they will, someone will be there to fix it for me.

    I spoke with my guy last night who usually clears my lot and while he was a bit taken back when I told him I wanted to start doing the clearing myself, he understood completely. The businesses I lease to have GOT to have clear passage to the lot(s). If that means I'm in there every 2-3 hours throughout the night, then that is what I have to do. I cannot afford to do otherwise.

    The Snowdogg seams like a heck of a piece of equipment. I'm going to check out Meadows in Fruitland MD this morning to see what they can do for me.

    Thom
     
  7. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    I'm not sure what your FAWR rating it, but if you've got the 4,300 lb. front end, you could get the 7'-5" VMD, a v-plow. That's DEFINITELY the route I'd go. It gives you a lot more options than a straight blade. ****, even if you've got the 4050 rated front end I'd still go with the VMD. It's only a rating of 250 lbs. difference, and for that little amount I wouldn't worry about my front end. Get some timbrens in the front and go with the VMD. I know you don't know me, but take my word on this one Thom, you'll be much more efficient and happy with a V plow vs. a straight blade.
     
  8. thomasgulyas

    thomasgulyas Junior Member
    from 21811
    Messages: 6

    Interestingly enough when I checked prices through my local dealer for the MD75...$5,015.00!!!!

    That seems a bit high??
     
  9. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,028

    Is that price installed? Here's a link to a forum member's company with his price for one. Even with shipping and paying 300-400 for your local guy to install it, it may be cheaper. http://www.equipmentspecialistsinc.com/ecom-catshow/snowdogg_md.html. And here's the company that I bought my plow from and their price on the MD 75. Maybe if you print these ads out and take them to your local dealer he might match their prices, or at least lower his a little bit to be competitive. http://www.centralparts.com/equipme...wdogg-snowplows/buyers-snowdogg-md-snowplows/.
     
  10. taylortscm

    taylortscm Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I purchased a western htc for dodge ram 1500 wasn't sure I would like it but it works fine the lots i'm doing are about an acre
     
  11. RUJusten

    RUJusten Member
    from VA
    Messages: 47

    I bought and had mine installed at ESI (website listed above). I got the Western Pro Plow for $4700 installed (plow, wiring, controller and truck mount). ESI was a pleasure to deal with and is a local dealer for me. Highly recommend.
     
  12. RUJusten

    RUJusten Member
    from VA
    Messages: 47

    ^^^^^It is an 8' straight blade.
     
  13. thomasgulyas

    thomasgulyas Junior Member
    from 21811
    Messages: 6

    Well, I found a plow! $3,500 installed!!

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  14. RUJusten

    RUJusten Member
    from VA
    Messages: 47

    Very nice! Congrats!!